An American novelist and brief fiction writer, he’s most widely known for such brief stories as “The Enormous Radio,” “Goodbye, MY BUDDY,” and “The Five-Forty-Eight.” His books include Bullet Recreation area (1969), Falconer (1977), as well as the Country wide Book Award-winning function, The Wapshot Chronicle (1957). He went to both Quincy SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and Thayer Academy in Massachusetts. During his teenage years, he received a Boston Herald-sponsored brief tale competition. He was was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship. His brief tale collection, The Tales of John Cheever, received both 1981 Country wide Book Award as well as the 1979 Pulitzer Reward for Fiction. He was the child of a rich Massachusetts footwear salesman. He wedded Mary Winternitz in 1941. He was good friends with article writer Raymond Carver.